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From Old French Athenes, Atenes, from Latin Athēnae pl (acc. Athēnās), from Ancient Greek Ἀθῆναι pl (Athênai), the plural form of Ἀθήνη (Athḗnē, Athena), the goddess. More at Athena.


  • IPA(key): /ˈæθənz/
  • (some US cities): IPA(key): /ˈeɪθənz/
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  1. The capital city of Greece.
  2. A city, the county seat of Limestone County, Alabama, United States.
  3. An unincorporated community in Howard County, Arkansas, United States.
  4. A large unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
  5. A sizable city in Georgia, United States, consolidated with Clarke County as Athens-Clarke County.
  6. A city in Menard County, Illinois.
  7. An unincorporated community and hamlet in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, United States.
  8. A small unincorporated village outside of Lexington, Kentucky, United States.
  9. A village in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.
  10. A town in Somerset County, Maine.
  11. A village in Calhoun County, Michigan.
  12. An unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States.
  13. A ghost town in Clark County, Missouri, United States.
  14. A former mining settlement and ghost town in Nye County, Nevada, United States.
  15. A town and village in Greene County, New York.
  16. A city, the county seat of Athens County, Ohio.
  17. A township in Ontario, Canada.
  18. A borough of Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
  19. A city, the county seat of McMinn County, Tennessee.
  20. A city, the county seat of Henderson County, Texas.
  21. A town in Windham County, Vermont.
  22. A town in Mercer County, West Virginia.
  23. A village in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

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